Meet the Team

Harry Price, PhD 

Faculty Director

Harry Price joined Stetson in 2001 and is an Associate Professor of Chemistry. He has taught and conducted research at the university level since 1995. Harry received his BS in Biology and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he carried out tropical disease research that focused on the development of drug resistance in the blood-borne parasite that causes African sleeping sickness in humans and related diseases in livestock.

As a faculty member at Stetson, Harry serves as program coordinator for the Biochemistry major offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He has been recognized for teaching excellence receiving Stetson’s John Hague award, Stetson’s William Hugh McEniry award, and the American Chemical Society’s Outstanding Teacher at a Four-Year College award. Harry values collaborating with faculty and participating in interdisciplinary research. His research spans both experimental and computational chemistry.  Student projects have ranged from the construction and characterization of biochemical fuel cells to the screening of bioactive constituents extracted from plants.

Since 2016, Harry has been actively involved in the Project Kaleidoscope Stem Leadership Institute (PKAL-SLI); first as a participant and then as a faculty coach/mentor supporting the annual PKAL-SLI institute. In 2019, as part of a three-member coaching team Harry worked with faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) engaged in leadership training as part of the NSF-funded Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL). As a result of these coaching experiences, Harry has received and provided training in organizational dynamics,  strategic planning, conflict resolution, interpersonal dynamics, team building, mental health and wellness as it relates to work-life balance, and incorporation of equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and leadership.

Harry regularly supports outreach to K-12 teachers via science fairs, STEM events, assistance with grant writing, and providing direct consultation on the development and implementation of new learning experiences.

As faculty director for the Brown Center, he is tasked with representing the Brown Center, leading faculty development initiatives, and collaborating with and facilitating the work of members of the Council of Faculty Fellows to create professional development opportunities for all Stetson faculty.

Christopher Griffin

Program Manager

Chris Griffin possesses over 10 years of experience in administrative support through his work at Mainland High School, Stetson University Office of Continuing Education, and the US Army. This experience was built on the positions of core teacher and advisor to student clubs at Mainland High School, Director of Summer Conferences at Stetson University, and senior medic to an infantry company in the US Army. He has also recently graduated from Stetson University with a Master’s in Education Leadership.

Chris will be providing administrative support for the diverse programming offered by the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. His primary responsibilities will be managing a number of programs and events including new faculty orientation, teaching and learning consultations, communities of practice, small grant programs, course design institutes and workshops, and an annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning.

As a program manager, he performs clerical and administrative duties related to operations and enrichment of the Center. He will be providing comprehensive concierge faculty services such as managing the resource room and expanding its inventory, supporting inclusion and equity strategies for faculty development that maximize diversity as a learning asset, creating contracts for speakers/ guests to Stetson University and managing event planning and logistics coordination for external constituencies.

Jamie Clark, DMA

Brown Faculty Fellow for New Tenure-Track and Contingent Faculty

Dr. Jamie Clark currently serves as Assistant Professor of Cello and Coordinator of Chamber Music at Stetson University. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the New England Conservatory in 2018 upon the completion of her dissertation “The Art of Rehearsing: A Multidimensional Study in Rehearsing String Quartets.”.

Jamie was thrilled to join the faculty of Stetson University in the Fall of 2019. She has also served as a cello teacher and chamber music coach at the Phillips Exeter Academy, as well as teaching assistant to Laurence Lesser, Dr. Sean Gallagher, and Dr. Katarina Markovic at the New England Conservatory. She has also held recent teaching positions at the Boston String Academy and the Newton Music School in MA. An advocate for cellistic education and a global cello community, Jamie serves as the Blog Master and Cello Chat Coordinator for the educational website CelloBello. Jamie received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser. She also graduated with honors from both the Eastman School of Music (BM) where she was a student of David Ying and the New England Conservatory (MM) where she was a student of Paul Katz

William Sause, PhD

Brown Faculty Fellow for Remote and Digital Learning

William Sause is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Business Systems and Analytics at Stetson’s School of Business.  He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University and has over fifteen years of professional experience as a software developer for corporations such as Lockheed Martin and McKesson.  At Stetson’s School of Business, William teaches courses in programming, databases and big data, management information systems, and spreadsheet modeling.  His research interests include virtual environments for e-learning and data visualization, software development, and artificial intelligence.  As the Brown Center Fellow for Digital and Remote Learning, William consults with faculty colleagues on the transition to online delivery of classes and promotes faculty development in digital and remote learning.

Pamela Cappas-Toro, PhD

Brown Faculty Fellow for Community Engagement

Pamela Cappas-Toro, who earned her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures at Stetson University. While completing her doctoral degree, Cappas-Toro joined the Education Justice Project, a model college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education upon incarcerated people, their families, and the communities from which they come (2010-2013). In the EJP, she taught numerous ESL, LatinX studies, and Afro-Latin American workshops. At Stetson University, she teaches Spanish & Portuguese, Latin American literatures and cultures, and LatinX Studies.

Her passion for social justice, community engagement scholarship, and commitment to undergraduate education guide her efforts as the co-founder and co-director of the Community Education Project, a liberal arts higher education in prison initiative based in Florida since 2015. She has recently co-written an article on the potential and limits of critical pedagogy in carceral spaces: “Higher Education in Prison: Critical Pedagogy and Incarcerated Student Identities.” Her current research explores questions of power in pedagogical strategies for second language acquisition and language usage in carceral classrooms. In 2016, she served as a steering committee member to launch the National Alliance for Higher Education in Prison. In 2017, she was selected as a national finalist for the Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, sponsored by the Center for Public Service at Brown University. Cappas-Toro is also the founder and director of La Casa Cultural Latina at Stetson. This cultural center provides ESL courses for community members, extends educational opportunities into our community, serves as a satellite space for local non-profit organizations, and engages Stetson students in community-based learning and internship opportunities.

STUDENT EMPLOYEES

Colene Hamilton

Budget Management Intern – Graduate Assistant

Colene comes to us from the University of Central Arkansas where she earned her degree in Management information systems cum laude. She is currently getting her Master’s in Business Administration here at Stetson University. At the University of Central Arkansas, she played on their beach volleyball team and received the captain’s position for 3 seasons. Colene is continuing her beach volleyball career at Stetson’s team and is so excited to be a Hatter! After she graduates, she hopes to get a position designing and developing websites.

Elijah L. Goodman

Student Office Coordinator

Elijah Goodman is currently a Junior majoring in computer science. He is a dedicated student and worker. He has made the Dean’s List for multiple semesters. He was the 2nd chair euphonium player in the Stetson University Concert Band.

As Student Office Coordinator, he oversees other student workers. He is also the bridge between the other student workers and the managers and directors. In his free time, Elijah enjoys playing his guitar and piano.